Background Information: Barsanti Elementary School is a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school located in a serene area surrounded by woods in the Fort Campbell Military Community. Many days you may look out a window and see wild turkeys or deer. The school is located by the Woodlands and Gardner Hills housing communities. Barsanti Elementary provides a superior education for Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grade children of United States military personnel;nearly all are attached to the Army. A large majority of our children walk to school with the exception of those living in one area of housing that is over 1 mile from the school.
The most important part of our building is the "feel" of the school. We strive to be a friendly, compassionate, and caring school. Many parents and visitors have commented on how everyone at our school works hard to ensure that all children succeed. Our students are motivated to learn. They are excited about the opportunities that are provided for them on a daily basis. Our staff members are dedicated to ensuring that every child who enters our door becomes a well rounded student by taking care of their academic, emotional and social needs.
We have an experienced and highly qualified staff that continuously strives to meet the daily needs of our students not only academically but socially and emotionally. Most of our professional staff hold advanced degrees and are experienced, veteran teachers. We work hard to establish a rapport with our ethnically diverse students and their families. We care about each of the students that enter the halls of Barsanti Elementary School. We are proud Bulldogs. We are tenacious, courageous, reliable, and will do whatever it takes to make a child successful!
Our school is named in honor of Major General Olinto Mark Barsanti; a highly decorated officer of the U.S. Army's elite 101st Airborne Division (the Screaming Eagles). During the Vietnam War, Barsanti was the Commanding General charged with Operation Eagle Thrust, the largest and longest military airlift ever attempted into a combat zone.
In his 31-year military career, Barsanti also served in World War II and the Korean War. He earned more than 60 awards, medals and commendations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross and seven Purple Hearts.
Visit the Arlington National Cemetery Website to learn more about our namesake, Major General Olinto Mark Barsanti.
Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world
"Preparing today's learners for tomorrow's world!"
Goal One: All students will improve skills in number and operations and relationships as measured by local and standardized assessments.
Goal Two: All students will increase comprehension by improving reading strategy skills as measured by local and standardized assessments.